Cochlearia officinalis subsp. arctica (Schlecht.) Hult.
FamilyCruciferae — APG family: Brassicaceae
SynonymsCochlearia arctica Schlecht., Cochlearia groenlandica L., Cochlearia fenestrata R. Br.
DescriptionSomewhat fleshy; basal leaves soon withering, long-petiolated, ovate, with cu- neate, rounded or reniform base; stem leaves short-petiolated or sessile, entire or toothed; petals white; silicles broadly elliptic, with short style.
EcologyAlong the coast, also rarely on tundra inland. C. officinalis described from north- ern Europe, subsp. arctica from northern Siberia. A plant from Kodiak Island with sessile leaves has been described as C. sessilifolia Rollins [var. sessilifolia (Rollins) Hult.].
UsesThe leaves are eaten raw or boiled and are a valuable antiscorbutic.
Hultén's Flora About

This is a digital representation of Eric Hultén’s ‘Flora of Alaska and Neighboring Territories: A Manual of the Vascular Plants’, which was published by Stanford University Press in 1968. The book was digitized by C. Webb (at UAMN) as part of the Flora of Alaska project, with funding by the US NSF (Grant 1759964 to Ickert-Bond & Webb), and with permission of Stanford University Press. Data and images © 1968 Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Jr. Univ. Usage licence: Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0. NB: You may find OCR errors; please refer to the hard-copy if in doubt.